Free-of-cost physiotheraphy clinics and other outreach programmes for hands-on training
At Brainware University, the Department of Allied Health Sciences allows its students to participate in various outreach programmes so that the students can get practical exposure which will help them in their professional lives.
Free-of-cost Physiotherapy clinic: Learning experience for BPT students
Apart from ensuring the betterment of the students, the university is always determined towards the betterment of the society. An old saying says, ‘Charity begins at home’, so in an attempt to render services in the neighbourhood, the Department of Allied Health Sciences organised a free-of-cost Physiotherapy clinic at Shishir Kunja in Madhyamgram.
The session was conducted by Sourav Mitra, Program coordinator, Physiotherapy, with the assistance of SK Azher. The Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) and Bachelor of Medical Lab Technology (BMLT) students participated in the clinic.
This is a reason for opting Brainware University. Here, tailormade industry-oriented curriculum is offered to the students. At the same time, the students get industry exposure and hands-on training by means of these clinics and outreach programmes that take place frequently.
In this context, it must be pointed out that Brainware University has tie-ups with more than 35 hospitals for internships and placements. These hospitals include Narayana Multi Speciality Hospital, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Desun Hospital, Medica Superspeciality Hospital and others.
The hands-on training which is provided to the students from the very first day is helpful for them in their professional life. At the recent Physiotherapy clinic, the services that were meted out to the patients include:
1) Physiotherapeutic awareness and assessment
3) Treatment along with blood grouping examination
Allied Health Science courses: What is offered at Brainware University?
At Brainware, the Allied Health Sciences Department offer a number of Undergraduate and Diploma programmes. These are as follows:
1) Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
2) Diploma in radiography (Diagonistics)
3) Bachelor of Optometry
4) Bachelor of Physiotherapy
5) B.Sc. in Medical Lab Technology
6) B.Sc. in Physician Assistant
7) B.Sc. in Medical Radiology and Imaging Technology
8) B.Sc. in Operation Theatre Technology
9) B.Sc. in Critical Care Technology
It must be remembered that in a country like India where there is an acute shortage of doctors with only one doctor per 1457 people, the role of the Allied Health professionals become all the more important. The COVID-19 outbreak has shown the country how the Allied Health professionals can provide strong support to the healthcare system.
Fully-equipped labs for Allied Health Science courses
For Allied Health Science students, hands-on training is of utmost importance and that is why the Medical Technology lab, Optometry lab, Basic Science lab, Optometry labs are fully-equipped. The X-ray unit at the Physiotherapy lab is one-of-its kind and is only available at the top hospitals.
Furthermore, health check-up camps are organised by the department at regular intervals so that the students can participate in these camps as observers. This will help to enhance their skills which will help them in their professional career.
Allied Health Science courses: Placement scenario
In addition to all the infrastructural facilities, it must also be noted that Brainware University has an active placement cell. It maintains a network with more than 500 recruiters across the country. The placement cell also organises boot camp sessions and training sessions with industry insiders for improving the communication skills of the students.
These sessions are of much help for the students which is reflected in the unbeatable placement record of the university – 98% in 2021. The placements for 2022 are going on in full swing and already more than 500 students have been placed. Also, the highest CTC offered is Rs 36 LPA.